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37 Wm. & Mary L. Rev. 199 (1995-1996)
Conflict of the Criminal Statute of Limitations with Lesser Offenses at Trial

handle is hein.journals/wmlr37 and id is 211 raw text is: CONFLICT OF THE CRIMINAL STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS
WITH LESSER OFFENSES AT TRIAL
ALAN L. ADLESTEIN
I.  INTRODUCTION  ...............................  200
II. THE CRIMINAL STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS AND LESSER
OFFENSES-DEVELOPMENT OF THE CONFLICT ........ 206
A. Prelude: The Problem of Jurisdictional Labels ..... 206
B. The Jurisdictional Label and the
Criminal Statute of Limitations ................ 207
C. The Jurisdictional Label and the Lesser Offense .... 209
D. Challenges to the Jurisdictional
Label-In re Winship, Keeble v. United States,
and United States v. Wild ..................... 211
E. Lesser Offenses and the Supreme Court's Capital Cases-
Beck v. Alabama, Spaziano v. Florida, and
Schad v. Arizona  ...........................  217
1. Beck v. Alabama-Legislative Preclusion of Lesser
Offenses  ................................  217
2. Spaziano v. Florida-Does the Due Process Clause
Require Waivability?  .......................  222
3. Schad v. Arizona-The Single
Non-Capital Option  ....................... 228
F. The Conflict Illustrated in the Federal
Circuits and the States ....................... 230
1. The Conflict in the Federal Circuits ........... 232
2. The Conflict in the States .................. 234
III. HISTORY, NATURE, AND PURPOSE OF THE DOCTRINES IN
CONFLICT  ...................................  248
A. The Criminal Statute of Limitations ............. 248
1. The History and Nature of the Statute ......... 249
* Associate Professor, Widener University School of Law. B.A., 1963, Cornell
University;, J.D., 1966, Harvard University. The author thanks Michael J. Cozzillio,
John L. Gedid, Maureen S. Kordesh, and Robert C. Power for their helpful com-
ments on earlier drafts of this Article.

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